Gunmen suspected to be bandits have shot dead, The Divisional Police Officer for Jibiya Local Government Area of Katsina State, DSP Abdullahi Rano.
It was gathered that the bandits invaded Magama-Jibia border town in Katsina state in the wee hours of Wednesday.
The DPO was said to have led a reinforcement of the police and the Nigerian Army to engage the terrorists in a fierce shoot-out during which he was shot and killed.
Although the casualty on the part of the gunmen could not be ascertained, residents said a soldier was also killed and another injured.
It was learnt that the terrorists stormed the town in numbers and started shooting sporadically.
Residents who witnessed the incident further disclosed that the terrorists first visited the house of one Haliru Mai Bakin Mai located at Magama-Jibia and abducted his wife.
Police and military authorities in the state have yet to comment on the incident. The Police Public Relations Officer in Katsina, Gambo Isah, could not be immediately reached
The PPRO, however, posted the picture of the late DPO on his WhatsApp platform with a label ‘RIP’ on it.